Air Force Baseball Drops Both Games of Saturday Doubleheader at Sacramento State
April 16, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Air Force baseball dropped both games of Saturday's doubleheader at Sacramento State Saturday at John Smith Field. The Falcons fell in game one, 3-2, and in game two, 9-6. The losses drop the Falcons to 13-22, while The Hornets improved to 12-24.
In game one, Sacramento State rallied back from a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered runs in the seven-inning game. Air Force plated runs in the third and fourth innings to go up 2-0. The Hornets tied the game up with two runs in the fourth inning and pushed across the game-winning run in the fifth.
The Falcons had eight hits in game one. Alex Bast led the way, going 3-for-3 with a run scored. Seniors Jon McMahon and Vai Schierholtz added two hits each. Reliever Alex Baker (1-2) took the loss, allowing one run in 2.1 innings. AFA starter Ben Bertelson worked 3.2 innings, striking out two.
Sacramento State had four hits in the game. Andrew Ayers hit a game-tying two-run homer in the fourth and Derrick Chung knocked-in the game winner. Hornet starting pitcher Brandon Sandoval (1-2) pitched a complete game, striking out one.
In game two, the Falcons fell on the short end of a see-saw battle. Trailing 4-0, Air Force scored two in the fourth and three in the fifth to take a 5-4 lead.
Sacramento State came back two runs in the bottom of the fifth to re-take the lead at 6-5. Air Force then rallied back to tie the game with a run in the seventh. The Hornets again came right back, scoring three in the bottom of the inning.
Jack Hourin (0-1) took the loss in relief. Falcon starting pitcher Luke Dorlac pitched four innings, allowing four runs, two earned, while striking out two. Matt Zettler also pitched in relief.
Sacramento State had 13 hits in game two. Kirby Young went 3-for-5 and Dax Turner added a two-run homer. Hornet Reliever James Chamberlin (2-2) picked up the win. Andrew Galvan notched the save. CSUS starting pitcher Dallas Chadwick pitched 4.1 innings, allowing five runs.
Game four of the series is tomorrow at 1 p.m.